Show support for your colleagues: send an IOU
A message from Occupational Health.
October is Healthy Workplace Month, and Occupational Health would like to encourage employees to show their caring and support for others in the workplace.
Have you ever felt thankful for something a colleague did for you, or said to you, but didn’t show your appreciation? Now you can, with an I.O.U.
“Partners for Mental Health” is an organization who seeks to transform the way Canadians think about, act towards and support mental health and people living with a mental illness. One of their initiatives we have adopted is “Not myself today”. This campaign is getting people talking about mentally healthy workplaces.
This electronic I.O.U. card is a fun and simple way to show thanks to someone at work.
You can personalize it, customize it, and just have FUN with it! Send it electronically in an e-mail, or print it off and deliver the card yourself! Distribute these cards around your workplace, or place them in common areas for people to use as needed.
Let’s stand up and show that our University community cares about everyone’s mental health at work!
Show someone you care today.
What will roads of the future will be paved with?
The roads we drive on can have a major impact on our lives – especially if the pavement is damaged which can make roads hazardous and dangerous. What if our roads were smoother, safer, and potentially even green?
Join Susan Tighe, founding principal and director of the Centre for Pavement and Transportation Technology, at noon on Wednesday, November 11 for the next session of Research Talks entitled Roads of the future: environmentally-friendly and resilient pavement.
Susan will share her vision for how sustainable roads and energy-generating solar pavement are paving the way for future commutes.
The series, hosted by the Office of Research, celebrates research and provides an opportunity for staff, faculty, and students to learn more about some of the life-changing research underway at Waterloo.
Please register as seating is limited and registration will close when room capacity is reached. Feel free to bring your lunch – light refreshments will be provided.
24 Hours of Waterloo winner named
Thousands of votes were cast in this year’s 24 Hours of Waterloo contest, but there can only be one winner.
Jordan Grant took the top spot in the competition by capturing the #UWaterlooLife of over 40 Management Engineering students in his ultimate classroom selfie. Earning a staggering 658 likes in just 5 short days, Jordan walks away with not only bragging rights, but $500 to spend at Retail Services as well.
Thank you to all members of the Waterloo community for sending in their photos during 24 Hours of Waterloo. We can’t wait to do it all again in October 2016!
Getting excited about engineering with Go ENG Girl
This is the latest in a series of #UWCommunity stories that feature Waterloo in the community.
On Saturday, October 17, 110 young girls and families in our community joined us on campus to get excited about engineering at the popular Ontario-wide event, Go ENG Girl.
Hosted by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), the Go ENG Girl initiative partners with universities across the province to provide opportunities for girls in grades 7 to 10 and one parent or guardian to visit their local campus and learn from female professionals, academics, and students about the world of engineering. While the girls enjoy fun, hands-on activities and student-run exhibitions, parents and guardians are treated to an informative session on the various paths one can take in a career in engineering.
“What sets Go ENG Girl apart, is that it’s designed for both the girls and their families. We know that parents and other guardians have a huge influence on a young person’s post-secondary education and career choices," says Claire Heymans, Go ENG Girl's program coordinator. "This event allows members of our community to become more informed about engineering as a preferred career option for themselves and for their children.”
The girls had opportunities to listen to a keynote address by current UWaterloo student, Hannah Gautreau, and engage in different stations, one of which was built around being in the position of electrical engineer. Presented with a make-believe town that had just experienced a blackout, working together, the group of girls had to decide and prioritize which buildings would receive power first. Forming a circle to represent an electrical circuit, they were taught how electricity travels and were empowered to make tough decisions that affect people on an everyday basis.
While the number of female undergraduates studying engineering has increased in recent years, women are still vastly underrepresented in this field. By collaborating with ONWiE, the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Outreach department is helping to dispel stereotypes, encouraging young girls in our regional community to explore engineering with innovative activities and real-life examples of women who are excelling as professional engineers.
Information Systems and Technology (IST) is holding a silent auction for the United Way campaign this week.